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The Market Efficiency of Bitcoin: A Weekly Anomaly Perspective

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  • Yutaka Kurihara
  • Akio Fukushima

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. It is not a legal currency but a private monetary system that manages itself and does not depend on central banks or governments. Since the development of Bitcoin, its trading volume has been increasing largely and rapidly. Some fear the increase in Bitcoin usage as it is quite different from traditional currencies; however, its use is spreading all over the world. This paper examines empirically whether or not weekly price anomalies exist by checking the market efficiency of Bitcoin. The empirical results show that the Bitcoin market is not efficient. However, the empirical results show that Bitcoin transactions are becoming and can become more efficient. The results suggest that Bitcoin returns will be random in the future.JEL classification numbers: E42, E44, E51Keywords: Anomaly, Bitcoin, efficient market

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  • Yutaka Kurihara & Akio Fukushima, 2017. "The Market Efficiency of Bitcoin: A Weekly Anomaly Perspective," Journal of Applied Finance & Banking, SCIENPRESS Ltd, vol. 7(3), pages 1-4.
  • Handle: RePEc:spt:apfiba:v:7:y:2017:i:3:f:7_3_4
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    Cited by:

    1. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Luis A. Gil-Alana & Alex Plastun, 2017. "Persistence in the Cryptocurrency Market," CESifo Working Paper Series 6811, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. repec:eee:japwor:v:46:y:2018:i:c:p:56-63 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Alex Plastun, 2017. "The Day of the Week Effect in the Crypto Currency Market," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1694, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    4. Guglielmo Maria Caporale & Alex Plastun, 2018. "Price Overreactions in the Cryptocurrency Market," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1718, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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